The objective of the Interoperability quick assessment toolkit is to allow solution owners to perform a quick assessment on the interoperability level of a solution already assessed as reusable.
The Interoperability quick assessment toolkit comprises the following two components:
Interoperability Quick Assessment Toolkit. The document contains the methodology that describes the high-level steps to be followed by solution owners for assessing the potential interoperability of a solution and the related expected benefits. It further includes Guidelines for solution owners on how to use the Excel tool and how to interpret the interoperability Score results.
Interoperability Quick Assessment Tool (Excel File) is used to calculate the solution’s interoperability Score;
The expected benefits of the Interoperability quick assessment toolkit are the following:
It spots areas for improving the interoperability in a given solution;
It supports portfolio management decisions:
o by suggesting solutions that could be published in the European Interoperability Cartography (EIC);
o by clustering solutions with regard to interoperability Maturity;
o by identifying solutions that should be improved in term of interoperability.
It is applicable to any software solution (not only for TES);
It saves time and resources in interoperability peer-to-peer tests by acting as a gateway to it. If the result of the Interoperability quick assessment is below the suggested threshold then it is recommended not to invest further efforts in a full interoperability peer-to-peer test;
It supports end users of the EIC in verifying the overall interoperability score of any published solution.